Black sand leech

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Black sand leeches are found in the sandpit on the Velakan Trade Road at the western part of the sandpit. The rooms they are in begin with the line "Strangely, this region of the sandpit is marked with black weeds sticking above the surface and clinging to the rocky walls.". They cause vitality damage over time, slowly getting bigger until they are fully gorged, then they fall off and slither away.

These parasites can attach to any body part, regardless of being standing or prone, and regardless of armor or no armor.


Shiny, dry, and smooth, the sand leech's skin is a dark brownish-black. It pulsates gently as it feeds.


  • You deftly remove the sand leech from your <part> leaving the wound no worse than it was before.
  • You expertly remove the sand leech from your <part> with a gentle touch, leaving the wound no worse than it was before.

Skill Range

While it appears that all parasites will continue to teach to high ranks, possibly indefinitely, each one varies slightly as far as base skill. From this, one can also assume that there is a soft cap where they stop teaching 'at level'. The following table presents information on those skill ranges:

base skill needed soft cap still teaches at
Empathy skill n/a  ? 485
First Aid skill 200?  ? 333
Animal Lore skill n/a n/a 55
Skinning skill n/a  ?  ?

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